The parents have played a very important role in Daniels life. They brought him up always showing him what's wrong and what's right, what choices to make, and who to trust. Being a parent means that you should always be in control of your children for as long as possible. Daniel was said to be the type that needed guidance even though he came across as a strong and independent. His mother knew this, but even she was scared of what he was capable of. When times got rough the parents backed off and let him make his own choices. That wasn’t the best move to make. The parents might have shown love and affection to Daniel but they truly couldn’t see what was going on. If only they had paid enough attention to Daniel maybe they could witness how badly he was coming off the rails. They could of helped him. Helped him to make the right choices.
Millions of families were destroyed by the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel states, “Men to the left! Women to the right!”(29). Those were the words they feared to hear because the kwen it might be the last time they were together. Ms. Doron from the tattoo article says, “To me, it’s a scar”, “The fact that young people are choosing to get the tattoos is, in my eyes, a sign that we’re still carrying the scar of the Holocaust”(15). For some people those numbers revive the past that caused them extremely pain.
After nearly two years of misery, a young boy finally saw the first ray of hope on the horizon; the Americans had finally arrived, and the Nazis were gone. In his autobiography Night, Elie Wiesel shares his experiences in Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of Hitler’s concentration camps. Wiesel was one of the minority of Jews to survive the Holocaust during World War II. His family did not make it through with him, and this had lasting effects. Wiesel’s identity changed completely during his experiences in Auschwitz; he lost his faith in God and he became indifferent to his survival and the survival of his family members. Despite these hardships, however, he ultimately became a stronger person than he was before.
Each day,6,000 innocent lives were taken at Auschwitz-Birkenau,one of the many concentration camps in Europe. During the “Final solution” two out of every three European Jews were killed. This genocide lasted from 30 January,1933 to 8 May,1945. Elie Wiesel,a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust,shares his personal traumatic,faith breaking and experiences with inhuman treatment in his memoir, Night.
That’s what he liked about Armin and the HJ, it’s what made them appealing, no matter what situations they may put him into. Daniel is very trusting with where he places his loyalty. So trusting, I’d say, that I would call his loyalty nearly puppylike, the way he blindly follows around his more assertive peers. This loyalty changes however, at the start of the Holocaust, when he discovers he is half-Jewish, and is forced to rethink all of the people in which he placed his trust. Many of which, he doesn’t find worthy for his trust anymore, after seeing what they really are. For example, on pg. 155, when he proclaims, “I’d decided I was not a German anymore. I’d been prepared to go to war and give my life for this country, this people. But that was a
“Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.” - Elie Wiesel. Imagine walking amongst skeletons who you once knew but cannot recognize anymore and seeing people burn as if they were a waste of space, a disappointment. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, wrote his best selling book, ‘Night’, to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself with this monstrous deeds. The holocaust changed Wiesel in a lot of ways, good and bad, but the holocaust did not break him for Wiesel kept some of the most valuable traits like thankful and curious.
Have you ever read any books about a event in life that changed a certain part of the world. The Holocaust was a important event in life,and Daniel’s story was a book that explained someone's life during the Holocaust. I think this book should be used in 6th grade and up. If kids read Daniel’s story now,they would have a better understanding of what happened in the past.Maybe if I tell you some of the horrible things that happened that kids should know now, maybe you would want your kids reading Daniel’s story by Carol Matas to learn from the past.
Everybody changes even if it's just puberty or just in the way you act. Change is shown everywhere in the novel “Night” by Elie Wiesel. It’s not just shown physically but it’s also shown mentally. He also had to make many difficult decisions through his journey through the Holocaust. Night is about Pain and Suffering that was caused by the holocaust, and most of that pain was put on the jews.
"If you do not change direction you may end where you were heading". That quote was from Lao Tuz who was a religious philosopher and poet form China in 604 BC. During the book Night you could see it in not just Elie Wiesel, but you could see it in everyone. You could see change in Elie not just in his physical appearance, not emotionally, and mentally. People can or cannot say they've seen worse except for the people who survived war and the camps and which has led them to be mentally broken down. During the Holocaust Elie has changed in his faith, his struggle in the camp, and how his personality changed.
The holocaust is one of the most horrific, disgusting, painful things that have ever happened in history, but how did that affect suffering the victims of this time. In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, the main character, Elie is affected by the events in the book because he stopped believing in his religion, no longer cared about his father, and lost his humanity.
The novel “Night” written by Elie Wiesel is the memoir of a young Wiesel's’ survival through concentration camps during the Holocaust; through his narrative Wiesel shows that faith is a necessity towards survival when dealing with complications or uncertainty.